Sandler Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Sandler Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment are communications (36%) and media (29%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (72%) and stake purchase (15%). In total, Sandler Capital Management has invested in 9 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired MobilTel AD for $1.4B.

In the last 3 years, Sandler Capital Management has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (73%). Sandler Capital Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold AMC Entertainment Holdings for $2.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28

Sandler Capital Management

711 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 754-8100
www.sandlercap.com

Sandler Capital Management is a private investment firm that manages both hedge funds and private equity funds. Sandler's private equity practice was established in 1990, which targets investments in the media, communications, entertainment and marketing/information services sectors. Sandler will consider minority or majority positions and has a target investment size of $5 to $60 million per transaction. Sandler Capital is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Education, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 60
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 9 1 - - - 1 11
vol $7.9B $1.6B $9.4B
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Farelogix, Inc. 2020-06-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.farelogix.com
Penton Media, Inc. 2016-09-15 1.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.penton.com
Charter Communications, Inc. 2013-03-19 - Stake Purchase
Stamford, Connecticut · www.corporate.charter.com
WaveDivision Holdings LLC 2012-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Seattle, Washington · www.wavebroadband.com
Wave Broadband LLC 2012-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Kirkland, Washington · www.wavebroadband.com
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. 2012-05-21 2.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Leawood, Kansas · www.amctheatres.com
Discover Media LLC 2010-08-05 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.discovermagazine.com
Penton Media, Inc. 2007-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.penton.com
Global Japan Network 2007-01-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
North Melbourne Vic, Australia · www.globaljapannetwork.com
Nuera Communications, Inc. 2006-05-18 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
Somerset, New Jersey · www.nuera.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 1 (50%) - 5 (36%) 1.4B (99%)
Media 1 (50%) - 4 (29%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (21%) 20M (1%)
Publishing - - 2 (14%) -
Total 2 - 14 $1.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 12 (86%) 40M (3%)
  Florida - - 3 (21%) -
  New York - - 2 (14%) -
  Georgia 1 (50%) - 1 (7%) -
  Connecticut 1 (50%) - 1 (7%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (7%) 20M (1%)
  Colorado - - 1 (7%) 20M (1%)
  Washington - - 1 (7%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (7%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (7%) -
Bulgaria - - 1 (7%) 1.4B (97%)
Australia - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) - 12 (86%) 40M (3%)
Cross-border - - 2 (14%) 1.4B (97%)
Total 2 - 14 $1.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 10 (71%) 1.4B (100%)
Stake Purchase 2 (100%) - 2 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (7%) -
Venture - - 1 (7%) -
Total 2 - 14 $1.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (45%) 1.9B (20%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (36%) 7.6B (80%)
Secondary Sale 2 (18%) -
Total 11 $9.4B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
< $100M 2 $40M
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest MobilTel AD
$1.4B (2004-05-26)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $9.4B
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $9.4B
Largest AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
$2.6B (2012-05-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
31%
4 31%
Strategic(s)
69%
9 69%

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